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ID number:  BIRBI-R2438
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Carausius; Londinium
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: United Kingdom, London
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  286-293
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  4.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2508. Spink, 1949.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Carausius, wearing radiate crown and extended sideburns, cuirassed, holding spear over shoulder and shield, facing r. Reverse: Pax, draped, standing facing l., holding olive-branch in r. and vertical sceptre in l.; B and E in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C CARAVSIVS P F HVC (Imperator Caesar Carausius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: P-H-X A-V-C (Imperial Peace). In Exergue: MIXXI

Bibliography:  RIC V 118

Notes:  According to RIC, the MIXXI in the exergue of the reverse and the B and E in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Londinium.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton

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